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Easy 15-Minute Garlic Shrimp Stir Fry Recipe


Easy 15-Minute Garlic Shrimp Stir Fry Recipe


Garlic Shrimp Stir Fry is one of the easiest meals that is packed with so many delicious veggies and shrimp.  Glazed in the most amazing garlic sauce, this will become an instant favorite! 

Shrimp stir fry in a large wok with lime slices and a wooden spoon.

Garlic Shrimp Stir Fry

Phew!  It has been a busy last couple of weeks and it feels so good to be back to blogging.  I took a week off to go on a trip with the hubby just the two of us to the Eastern Carribean and it was AWESOME!  It is amazing what a week off of sun and relaxation can do for one’s soul.  Highlights of the trip included bobsledding in the Jamaican jungle, swimming with the stingrays, and taking a lot of naps on the beach.  It was such a great time.

It is always busy catching up from missing a week and coming back from a trip makes you want to get back on the healthy eating bandwagon.  Sometimes I feel like we get in a rut of chicken and veggies so it so nice to have a delicious and healthy meal that has such amazing flavor like this one.

This was easily one of the best healthy meals that I have had.  You guys will LOVE the garlic sauce on top of the veggies and shrimp.  This was so flavorful and so good for you!  I know that this is one that you will make again and again for your family!

Shrimp stir fry with large shrimp, broccoli, sugar snap peas and shredded carrots.

Shrimp Stir Fry Ingredients:

  • Soy Sauce: Brings in an a sweet and tasty asian flavor.
  • Garlic Cloves: Garlic just goes with everything!
  • Sesame Oil: One of my favorite touches for
  • Brown Sugar: Add sweetness to your sauce with this brown sugar.
  • Shrimp: Large, peeled and deveined is best.
  • Red Bell Pepper:  Chop into squares or slices depending on your preference.
  • Carrots: Shredded
  • Cornstarch: Coats and thickens the sauce.
  • Broccoli Florets: Fresh is better than frozen if possible. They will cook up nicely and have a crisp texture.
  • Sugar Snap Peas: These are so good to add in and I love the flavor and texture with the vegetables all combined.
  • Green Onions: For garnish when ready to serve.

How do you make Shrimp Stir Fry?

This meal is so easy to make and is ready in under 30 minutes.  You start by mixing the soy sauce, sesame oil, brown sugar, and garlic.  Add the shrimp and peppers to a wok or medium sized skillet and pour the sauce on top.  Cook for 1-2 minutes and then add the broccoli and sugar snap peas with the chicken broth-cornstarch mixture.  Cover and let cook and thicken 2-3 minutes or until the veggies are tender.

  • Whisk sauce together: In a small bowl whisk together the soy sauce, garlic, brown sugar, and sesame oil.
  • Mix together: In a medium-sized skillet over medium-high heat add the shrimp, peppers, and carrots and pour the sauce on top.
  • Cook shrimp: Cook for about 2-3 minutes or until shrimp is pink.
  • Whisk together: Whisk the chicken broth and cornstarch in a small bowl and add it to the skillet with the broccoli and sugar snap peas.
  • Stir and cook: Stir until incorporated and then cover and cook 3-5 minutes or until broccoli is tender and the sauce has thickened.
  • Serve: with chopped green onions and serve over rice if desired.

Shrimp stir fry in a wok with a wooden spoon stirring it together.

Do I need to leave the tails on the shrimp?

Nope!  Some actually prefer to eat the tails, but you can cook the shrimp to your families preference with or without the tails.

More stir-fry recipes that you are going to love:

Shrimp stir fry served in a bowl.

Garlic Shrimp Stir Fry

Prep Time 5 minutes

Cook Time 10 minutes

Total Time 15 minutes

Author Alyssa Rivers

Servings 4

This Garlic Shrimp Stir Fry is one of the easiest meals that is packed with so many delicious veggies and shrimp. Glazed in the most amazing garlic sauce, this will become an instant favorite!

  • ¼ cup Soy Sauce
  • 3 Garlic Cloves minced
  • 3 Tablespoons Brown Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Sesame Oil
  • 1 pound Large Shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper sliced
  • 1/2 cup Carrots shredded
  • ¾ cup Chicken Broth
  • 1 teaspoon Cornstarch
  • 2 cups Broccoli Florets Fresh
  • 1 cup Sugar Snap Peas
  • Slice Green Onion for garnish

Updated on February 6, 2020

Original Post: February 18, 2018

Nutrition Facts

Garlic Shrimp Stir Fry

Amount Per Serving

Calories 192 Calories from Fat 27

% Daily Value*

Fat 3g5%

Saturated Fat 1g5%

Cholesterol 286mg95%

Sodium 1857mg77%

Potassium 289mg8%

Carbohydrates 15g5%

Fiber 1g4%

Sugar 11g12%

Protein 26g52%

Vitamin A 1200IU24%

Vitamin C 61.1mg74%

Calcium 192mg19%

Iron 3.5mg19%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.




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